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Rock, Rock, Rock


Published 1956
Topics Rock Music, Teen


Taken from IMDB: A young teenage girl desperately tries to earn enough money to buy a dress for a school rock and roll dance. This early rock and roll feature includes an appearance by disc jockey Alan Freed, and performances by artists including Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers


Run time 01:25:27
Producer Max Rosenberg
Production Company Vanguard Productions
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: Aitchondo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2013
Subject: Rock, Rock... Rock!
One should never burn bridges... we all had dreams back then, some made it, most didn't. Love Tuesday, although her mom was always just a few feet away and love even more Chuck Berry, although he wasn't even on the set. Brings back a lot of memories, mostly good ones.
Reviewer: I_h8_screen_names - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2013
Subject: Goofy sweet fun.
Chuck Berry! Need I say more???

Thank you, @unclerussie, for the info about the leading man in this movie. He wrote some beautiful songs!
Reviewer: tbragg - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 16, 2013
Subject: Charming, but not really that great musicwise
I take nothing from this rock movie as historical document, but most of the songs are pretty wretched. This is early days in rock and the songs are pretty derivative--the slow songs are about divine angels and the fast songs are about rock-rock-rock, roll-roll-roll, boogie and daddy-o. Most songs are trying to sound like an earlier song that was a hit. However much fun it is to see these acts, don't expect good material.

The story, on the other hand, I find to be charming 50s Americana. Girl schemes against girl for boy's affection a la classic sit-coms--and I didn't find it badly acted at all. (I wasn't expecting Sunset Boulevard.) Tuesday is a cutie and is surely the star, but I found everyone in it pretty likable.
Reviewer: Kodachrome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2012
Subject: Seing Chuck Berry made it worthwhile.
Loved seeing his now vintage Les Paul. Not all great acts, but some great guitars.
Reviewer: primsue - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2012
Subject: Roll, Roll, Roll
I must say it was real hard for me to get past Tuesday lip sinking Connie Francis' songs. I love Tuesday Weld, but for a movie like this they should have chosen a teen that could sing. I enjoyed the singing and the plot was okay so it was a nice look into the past. Boy Tuesday Weld was only 13 when she made this movie.
Reviewer: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2012
Subject: Review Re-Written
Some of the artists here are excellent. Frankie Lymon is always a pleasure to watch. It doesn't matter that the songs are lip synced. Footage of some of these acts is quite hard to find...Even with the few who appeared on TV (usually local as opposed to network) occasionally, a lot of it wasn't recorded for future generations to watch. Not all the acts are wonderful (I honestly could live without seeing than extremely young "kid" novelty act again), but most are all-time legends.
Reviewer: unclerussie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2011
Subject: Teddy Randazzo
The male lead in this film is my friend, the late and great Teddy Randazzo. In one scene, a girl (the bad one) delivers her lines while sitting in a 1956 black and white 1956 Olds convertible. Teddy told me that was his car in real life. Teddy was a great guy and a wonderful friend is sorely missed. He went on to do another Alan Freed film, "Mr. Rock and Roll". Teddy also co-starred with another friend of mine, Joey Dee, in "Hey Lets Twist." In later years he co-wrote "Goin' Out Of My Head", "Take Me Back" and "Hurt So Bad" by Little Anthony and The Imperials. "It's Gonna Take A Miracle" by The Royalettes was his also. Teddy also served as producer for these records. He wrote for just about everybody, including Frank Sinatra and Jerry Vale.
Reviewer: Columboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 2, 2011
Subject: Nice!
Wow, Tuesday Weld is hot! Well, she was at that time. I'll have to get in my time machine and go give her a poke.
Reviewer: surfvh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 29, 2010
Subject: Who Cares About The Plot, It's All About The Music!
The plot is typical 1950's, but so is the music. If you've never heard Tuesday or the others sing, you're in for a treat. If the plot's too silly, then fast forward to each song. Great panoply of 50's artists, well worth a download and a watch!
Reviewer: JD Kay - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 7, 2009
Subject: If it's Tuesday it must be good!
Here's an opportunity to see the magnificently beautiful Tuesday Weld before she became Thalia Menninger on TV's Dobie Gillis. She's so sweet and adobable that you just might want to check your blood glucose level.
Reviewer: babysprite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 21, 2008
Subject: Silly Movie, Great Music and a Stand Against Segregation
One thing about digital media is that one can quickly click forward through the less desirable scenes and music acts to the stars of the era, like Chuck Berry, the Moonglows, La Vern Baker, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

Alan Freed helped Berry find his way to stardom with "Maybelline," so it's understandable that Freed would also want to introduce lesser-known (and sometimes not as talented) acts to give them a chance, too. All in all, a four star film.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2008
Subject: Oh
This film is good and yummy.
Reviewer: Don Bernardi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2008
Subject: Good with the bad 4 sure
Bad acting but good music. My uncle would love this movie strickly because it has Chuck Berry in it. I will send him a link.
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2008
Subject: Awesome Movie
I have this film on DVD and it's awesome. It may be a low-budget corny B-Movie, But just look at the STARS! Yep, The good and bad of early Rock'N'Roll, Featuring great footage of many talented (and untalented) acts. There is some great music here, and it deserves credit for featuring African Americans back during the mid-50s's. Don't watch it expecting great acting and a meaningful plot, Watch it for the STARS!
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